Bob Herbert Bonte (1 August 1929 – 3 September 1988) was a Dutch breaststroke swimmer. He competed at the 1948 Olympics in the 200 m event and finished in eighth place.[1] Later that year he set world records in the 400 m and 500 m distances,[2] which became obsolete a few months later. Between 1947 and 1951 Bonte set four national records and won three national titles in the 200 m breaststroke.[2] Bonte was a hairdresser, and ran his own hair salon.[3]

Bob Bonte
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Bonte at home in 1948
Personal information
Born1 August 1929
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Died3 September 1988 (aged 59)
Amstelveen, the Netherlands


  1. ^ Bob Bonte Archived 21 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b Bob Bonte.
  3. ^ Commons:Category:Bob Bonte